SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – The mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin will participate in a University of Utah public discussion in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, is scheduled to speak Jan. 16 at the university’s Union Ballroom.
KTVX-TV reports the event is part of the university’s annual tribute to King. This year’s theme revolves around racial profiling.
Martin, a 17-year-old from Florida, was unarmed when he was shot and killed during a confrontation with neighborhood-watch volunteer George Zimmerman in February 2012.
Zimmerman, now 30, was acquitted of murder last summer in the case, which triggered a national debate about race and self-defense laws.
Fulton and other relatives of Martin accused Zimmerman, who identifies himself as Hispanic, of racially profiling the black teenager and instigating the fight.